Gentek Building Products Employee Reviews

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Stressfull and rude costumers
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  North York, ON26 September 2019
Stressful rude costumers ..all around work.. From loading to unloading to picking up to serving costumers. Management is fair ..summertime is brutal but winter time is heaven.
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productive and amazing company
Product quality controller (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON20 August 2019
very nice company , good and amazing team, but the hardest part of the job for me was the night shift.
very good benefits for all my family,
good salary
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Avoid..
Inside Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 July 2019
Branch manager was an absolute nightmare. She was rude and beligerant and did her best to put people down any time she could. Very unprofessional. Staff dropped like flies during my time there.

I was thrown onto a very busy order desk with virtually no training, and got snarked at and made to feel inferior just for asking for help. I went on vacation, came back, and was fired. The only reason I was given was that I was not a good fit. Good riddance I say!

If Areni is still the branch manager, you do NOT want to work here. She is a vile person running that place into the ground.
Pros
very few
Cons
many
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Built Vinyl Windows
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  London, ON31 March 2019
Apart of a line building vinyl windows. Good work environment, although company policy on breaks was not good. Young managers who seem to be in over their heads.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Long hours
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Productive Workplce
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 March 2019
An amazing workplace, learnt the basics of shipping and receiving while getting customers orders. Gaining the knowledge of where things were and how the warehouse works.
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Fast paced work environment
WINDOW ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB31 December 2018
All things considered, my experience with Gentek Building Products has been a positive one. It's a busy place with a dynamic staff appreciated by their customers.
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Senior management is out of touch
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  British Columbia25 October 2018
Currently this company is guiding by people in Ontario that know nothing about western Canada. They don't understand the customers or business model and lack any desire to learn about it.
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They expect you to come into work with out pay, seriously.
Inside Sales Administrator (Current Employee) –  Canada11 October 2018
Management expected you to be writing up orders before you are on the clock. They considered it courtesy.

Management was not open to conversation unless you were in management. Excellent benefits for mental health, go figure.
Pros
Office work
Cons
Managment
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Very straight forward
Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2018
The warehouse is not a complicated place to work and when working there people will let you relax as long as you do what you are supposed to do such as filling orders.
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Fast paced factory work
Window Assembler (Former Employee) –  Lambeth, ON20 August 2018
Must be ontime and willing to work in a faced past environment to meet client demands and expectations. Overtime was mandatory and the pay wasn't great. Management always expected more, however it was a unionized job after 90 days which help with job security.
Pros
It was a job
Cons
Long hows in an unhealthy factory environment
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xmas benefit=layed off
Operateur de machine (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC25 June 2018
very poor workplace invirement.always get layed off for xmas,its great no money for the hollidays.if you dont fit in with groupe the union doesnt protect you
Pros
overtime
Cons
overtime
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great people work there
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB29 December 2017
Hard work is easy with a great team. steady paced manual labor and great customers. staying fit is a must for the job as well as good memory. punctuality matters.
Pros
free lunchs
Cons
none
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for the young
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC17 November 2017
DO NOT apply for a job here if you are over 30 yrs of age...they don't care about experience or background. Wage increases???? maybe every couple of years. Gentek needs to look at the industry morn before they get picky on who they hire
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Worst company to work for
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 July 2017
Very negative atmosphere. Poor and unprofessional management, awful salary, sexist comments and no room for growth.
I do not recommended working for this company to anyone.
Pros
M-F 8-5 work
Cons
Salary, culture, management
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Great Staff
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 May 2017
Gentek was good as far as flexibility as well as the staff. It provides a real close family feel to it...However, trying to obtain the smallest raise is bare near impossible. Worked there for over three years and didn't even receive a cost of living raise..absolutely pathetic, if you're looking for a job where money isn't an issue. Then Gentek is that place for you...
DO NOT WORK HERE
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Can't get a raise to save your life
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A beautiful place
Millwright Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON24 May 2017
We love to work and we are enjoying life here. It's a job and I am employed. I get weekends off and I get to start work on start up 3 hours before anyone else on Mondays.In the winter months because of layoffs we get to work short weeks.
Pros
They pay us
Cons
The place is there
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Long days never finished on time
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON30 August 2016
Picking and shipping orders
How to better read barcodes
Management was ok
Co workers are great
Lifting 100lbs
Joking with co workers

I would not work here again.
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Awful management, poor wages,
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Sudbury, ON29 April 2016
Gentek's management is in need of some professional help. They are very unapreciative towards their employees as well as their customers. The general manager is very unprofessional and doesn't deserve to be in his situation. Wages are also very poor. No room for advancement either. ... Very poor company to work for. I'll save you the hassle .. Don't work for them. And don't buy off them.
Pros
Steady hours
Cons
Management's unprofessional, no room for advancement, wages are poor and be prepared to be treated unprofessionally
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Productive place to work, but time goes by very slow.
Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) –  London, ON20 January 2016
Factory , building Vinyls windows from Scratch. Management wasn't great.company own by americans who care little about their employees. no renovations done to the building since 1980
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Good steady work, very busy in the summer season, but slower in the winter.
Senior Branch Administrator (Current Employee) –  Red Deer, AB18 September 2014
There is opportunity for advancement. The work is a little different everyday, which is a challenge.
Company has good benefits and offers a yearly bonus
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